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Emerson to set up solar rooftop plant at Dubai head office

DUBAI, August 2, 2021

Emerson has partnered with SirajPower to implement a solar rooftop plant at its Middle East and Africa head office in Dubai, making it the largest solar rooftop plant in a single location within Jebel Ali. 
 
This significant sustainability project supports Emerson’s long-term commitment and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals to promote decarbonization efforts, minimize emissions and enhance resource efficiency. 
 
Along with SirajPower, Emerson also appointed Clenergize Solar Consultants as comprehensive advisors to cover the specifications, tendering, contract management, design reviews, and project management.
 
The official signing ceremony was held last week at the Emerson’s Jafza facility which was attended by Emerson’s Middle East and Africa President Vidya Ramnath and SirajPower’s CEO Laurent Longuet.
 
This marks the launch of the solar rooftop project’s installation and commissioning, which is expected to go live before year-end.
 
The solar rooftop, which will be financed, designed, constructed, and operated by SirajPower, consists of 5,489 solar panels covering a roof area of 19,340 sqm across four of Emerson’s warehouses and office buildings in Jebel Ali South. 
 
The solar system has a capacity of 2.6 MWp and will produce 3.923 GWh of clean energy annually. This project will reduce Emerson’s carbon emissions by 2,891 MT annually.
 
The development aligns with the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (Dewa) Shams Dubai programme, a leading initiative to make Dubai the smartest city in the world by supporting the diversification of energy mix and promoting the use of clean and renewable energy sources.
 
"Emerson is transforming its culture, business practices, and infrastructure to support a more inclusive and sustainable planet," remarked Ramnath. 
 
"This solar panel installation project is a great example of our commitment towards sustainability in Dubai and is in line with our global sustainability framework, the ‘Greening Of, Greening By, and Greening With Emerson’ which addresses how we, as a company, approach sustainability through how we do business, how we support our customers and how we collaborate with stakeholders," she added.
 
On the tieup, Longuet said: "We’re thrilled to have such an enormous global company like Emerson join our journey to a greener economy. As climate change and global warming-related challenges are becoming increasingly important, more companies are beginning to prioritize sustainability as part of their goals towards a sustainable future."
 
"With clean energy at the very core of the UAE’s sustainability vision for the next 50 years, we are honored to be able to support the country achieve its goals," he added.-TradeArabia News Service 



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